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All Hands In


Throughout our 50 years, Three Pyramids has challenged systems and individuals who perpetuate the inequitable status quo. We believe that people closest to the pain should be at the center, leading the change. 


Three Pyramids, Inc. has operated as a state certified minority-led community and economic development corporation since 1971. Three Pyramids mission is to promote equal opportunity, personal responsibility, and social justice through the social, cultural, political and economic empowerment of people of color, women, children and families.

In 1969, Three Pyramids was founded by Cape Verdeans, African Americans and Native Americans in Duxbury on Cape Cod. During the past 51 years the agency has operated community development projects throughout Massachusetts and in Africa. The agency has focused on empowering people to take control and authority over their lives.

Throughout the years Three Pyramids has had the integrity and courage to take public stands on social and racial justice issues that have been controversial or unpopular. However, the agency’s work and commitment to social cultural and economic justice has been recognized and supported by education, government, business and other community based institutions and constituents. The agency has built a reputation based on collaboration, advocacy and constituency volunteerism and empowerment.


Our current Financial Empowerment Partnership & Youth Innovation Center are the result of evidenced- based projects across the country, and individual and institutional leaders who have responded to our various request and embraced our work and values as partners and supporters. They include: United for a Fair Economy, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment, United Way Bay Area’s THRIVE Program, Prosperity Now, JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Bloomberg Foundation for Financial Empowerment Centers, The Financial Clinic, North Central MA Community Reinvestment Act Coalition, Heywood Healthcare Foundation, North Central MA Minority Coalition, New Vue Communities, Fitchburg State University, The Health Foundation of Central MA, Making Opportunities Count(MOC), and most recently Brandeis University’s Institute of Social Policy’ Empowerment Economics Project. We are very fortunate to have received their support, guidance and leadership during this important period.

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